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Family dig up their back garden and make mystery discovery

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Startled, they carried on excavating and hit what they first thought was rubble, their spades knocking against whole flints amid the roots of an ivy tree they had just pulled up.

Following the stones round more carefully they discovered what looked like a Roman or medieval well, and there was more inside.

Mr Howard, of West Avenue, Ormesby St Margaret, began digging a few feet inside the circle - his careful scooping revealing a new item to examine at every stroke.

After a while the pair had unearthed dozens of bits of bone, shells, shards of pottery, nails, a fish hook and........

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